Every week, our managing editor reviews the top Outsports stories of the past 7 days.
Here they are, this week’s winners and losers in LGBTQ sports! They’re able to go around mask-free now because they’re fully vaccinated. Anyone refusing to be vaccinated, sorry: you’re with this week’s losers.
Losers: NCAA gives LGBTQ orgs another wishy-washy answer on denying championships to trans ban states
The NCAA responded to GLAAD and Athlete Ally with more banalities.
The heads of GLAAD and Athlete Ally teamed-up to challenge NCAA governors to “do what’s right” for transgender athletes.
Winners: WNBA at 25: Why it matters to me
A fan’s perspective on why this league has survived and thrived.
A well-deserved promotion for a media star who is also openly gay.
At least nine trans athletes are hoping to earn a spot in Tokyo as the first-ever group of out trans Olympians and Paralympians.
‘Being out … has allowed me to truly find a community within the game of tennis,’ Scott Strough says.
Toronto Six Head Coach Digit Murphy drops her support of the Working Group after pushback from trans inclusion advocates.
Winner: USWNT stars Sam Mewis and Lynn Williams acknowledge previous shortcomings when it comes to LGBTQ support
In an interview, Mewis and Williams reflected on previous conversations about gay pride with their teammates on the North Carolina Courage.
Amazin LeThi is hosting a series of Outsports Instagram Live conversations for AAPI Heritage Month.
Winner: Layshia Clarendon and her partner explain why they use gender-neutral pronouns with their child
Clarendon says they want to allow their child to chart their own path in life.
Charlie Martin and Jack Fabby put up a first-race podium at a soggy Snetterton, but a race 2 melee dented a strong effort.
The out lesbian soccer star tells Caitlyn Jenner: “You were an exceptional athlete. You’re not an exceptional politician.”
Portland, Chelsea, and Barcelona all won big last weekend.
During the UFC on ESPN 24 media day on Wednesday, Cerrone referred to former UFC fighter Diego Sanchez and Sanchez’s coach, Joshua Fabia, as ‘gay lovers’ pejoratively.
That’s all for this week! I’ll bring you another list of winners and losers next Saturday, and we promise to put Caitlyn Jenner “on mute” for as long as we can. Got a name I missed, or want to challenge my choices? Comment here or on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at us, message me via any social media, or just plain email me at email@example.com Thanks!